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Great ham swindle nets €17 million for a Madrid area gang who used fake labels to fool customers

POLICE have busted a giant swindle involving ham exports with bogus health seals that netted a company over €17 million in five years. Six people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional in the Madrid region towns of Leganes and Sesena. They all held positions in a meat-cutting firm on a Leganes industrial estate where […]

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Brexit talks have revealed Gibraltar cancelled ‘hostile’ Red Arrows display after pressure from Spain

BREXIT negotiations have revealed the UK cancelled a display by the Red Arrows last year after Spain warned it would be a ‘hostile act’.  In leaked diplomatic cables reported by the Telegraph, the Spanish official allegedly said the reaction to the aerobatic display would ‘not be mild’.  They reportedly deemed the display ‘unnecessary, unconstructive and

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Waiting list shame in Spain: 850,000 people are awaiting vital surgery in the public health system – the worst figure since records began

OPERATION waiting lists in Spain’s public hospital system have reached a record high of 849,535 as of December 31, 2023. Twice-yearly figures are released by the Ministry of Health, and show a 30,000 increase compared to last summer. It’s the fifth successive report to show rising operation waiting times, and the only worst modern figure

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Police dismantle BIGGEST network of narcos in the Gibraltar Strait, seizing 627 kilos of cocaine and 4,000 of hashish

The Gibraltar Strait’s largest network of ‘narco transporters’, behind the last 4000 kilos of hashish and 627 kilos of cocaine seized in the area, has been dismantled. Known as ‘operacion Grajuela’, the sting was a joint operation by Policia Nacional, Guardia Civil, the Agencia Tributaria and Portuguese Police.  Carried out at the same time in

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Marbella mayor calls for national and local police to work together more following surge in gangland shootings

MARBELLA’S mayor, Angeles Muñoz, wants more information sharing between the Policia Nacional and the city’s Policia Local to counter a wave of increased shooting in the area. Muñoz will formalise the request to the Government Delegate for Andalucia, Pedro Fernandez Peñalver at this month’s Local Security Board meeting. Her demand follows the latest incident in

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Italian expat, 20, is arrested ‘after raping a British tourist on a beach’ in Spain’s Mallorca

A WAITER has been arrested by the Guardia Civil for raping a British tourist in Palmanova on Mallorca. The 20-year-old Italian national met the woman last week at a restaurant that he worked at. The Guardia Civil in Calvia said that the Brit- 38- spent the evening at the premises drinking alcohol. READ MORE: When

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Outrage over €113 ‘daily rule’ for tourists visiting Spain as Brits threaten to boycott the country – but will it REALLY be enforced?

A NUMBER of British tourists have threatened to ‘boycott’ Spain after learning of a recently introduced travel rule. Following the UK’s departure from the EU, a number of new regulations have been brought in that affect British visitors – since they are now considered as travelling from a ‘third’ country. One of these rules states

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Tourists will face new water restrictions in this region of Spain due to ongoing drought

THE government in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalunya has introduced more water restrictions for tourists, as it struggles to cope with the effects of an ongoing drought.  The region declared an emergency in February due to a lack of water, with measures that included a limit of 200 litres per person per day for

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Travel chaos at the Feria de Abril in Sevilla: €150 for 11-minute Ubers, mammoth queues for buses and metro services overwhelmed as daily visitor numbers soar by 20,000

VISITORS to the Feria de Abril in Sevilla have vented their frustrations at this year’s travel chaos.  Video footage shared online shows snaking queues for buses and overwhelmed metro stations, while taxi services such as Uber and Cabify have been blasted for surging their prices.  One visitor claimed they were charged €150 for an 11-minute

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High-speed train connecting Sevilla with Huelva is too expensive and ‘not worth it’, says Spain’s transport minister in huge blow for similar projects in Andalucia – including Cadiz

SPAIN’S high-speed rail network is the pride of many Spaniards, thanks to nearly 4,000 kilometres of track that connect dozens of cities across the Iberian peninsula, on trains that are fast, clean and comfortable.  But despite the billions of euros that have been invested on the system since it was first inaugurated back in the

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